ESR undertakes a range of research that both informs our work and helps solve our clients' problems. To read examples of the research we have undertaken, sortable by science discipline, read the case studies below.

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Research case studies

Antibiotic sensitvity and resistance

Combating antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is the broader term for resistance in different types of microorganisms (eg, bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi). It encompasses resistance to antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic and antifungal drugs.

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DNA

About the DNA databank

In 1995, a joint project involving the New Zealand Police and ESR created the National DNA Profile Databank.

 

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3D marae visualisation

Preserving Māori cultural assets

ESR partnered with Matatā based iwi Ngāti Rangitihi and 3D visualisation experts Blue Cube Consulting to co-develop a virtual marae visualisation platform named Te Rererunga (the ‘fly over’).

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Te Mate Huka - Diabetes study

Reducing health inequalities and achieving health equity for Māori will depend on a better understanding of the science of implementation.

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Mussels SNZS

Safe New Zealand Seafood programme

ESR is contributing our science expertise to this seven year research programme led by the Cawthron Institute and funded by the Ministry of Business, Science and Innovation (MBIE).

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Investigating the causes of diarrhoeal illness

Every year 2.4 billion cases of diarrhoeal illness occur globally with 4.6 million cases in New Zealand.

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